Database : Gaia Data Release 1



Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium, European Space Agency ; Céline Reylé (2016): Gaia Data Release 1. European Space Agency. doi:10.25666/DATAOSU-2017-03-10-02

General metadata

Identifier : local : FR-18008901306731-2017-03-10-02 external : doi:10.25666/DATAOSU-2017-03-10-02
Description :
Gaia is a cornerstone mission in the science programme of the European Space Agency (ESA). The spacecraft construction was approved in 2006, following a study in which the original interferometric concept was changed to a direct-imaging approach. Both the spacecraft and the payload were built by European industry. The involvement of the scientific community focusses on data processing for which the international Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC) was selected in 2007. Gaia was launched on 19 December 2013 and arrived at its operating point, the second Lagrange point of the Sun-Earth-Moon system, a few weeks later. The commissioning of the spacecraft and payload was completed on 19 July 2014. The first data release was issued on 16 September 2016.
Discipline :
astronomy & astrophysics (sciences of the universe)
Keywords :

Dates :
Data acquisition : 2014
Data provision : 16 Sep 2016
Metadata record :
Creation : 10 Mar 2017
Update : 29 Nov 2018

Update periodicity : no update
Language : English (eng)
Audience : Research


Spatial coverage :

  • all sky: everywhere in the sky

Administrative metadata

Data creatorsAffiliation
Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium, European Space Agency
Céline ReyléUTINAM (FRA)
Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium, European Space Agencydata collector
Annie RobinUTINAM (FRA)data collector
Jean-Marc PetitUTINAM (FRA)data collector
Céline ReyléUTINAM (FRA)data collector
Sékou DiakitéUTINAM (FRA)data collector
Publisher : European Space Agency
Science contact : Céline Reylé
Project and funders :
  • GAIA
    • CNES - Centre national d'études spatiales (Another national)
    • ESA - European Space Agency (Another international)
Access : available

Technical metadata

Formats : application/fits, text/csv, text/html, text/xml
Data acquisition methods :
Datatype : Database


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